Countries should promote equitable development that benefits all

Updated: 2015-02-10 14:22


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UNITED NATIONS - Countries should promote equitable development that benefits all, said Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, at the 53rd Session of the UN Commission for Social Development on Monday.

Noting that problems of uneven development and inequality are becoming increasingly prominent in the world, Wang said the focus should be on helping developing countries address difficulties in their development and improving global governance, so as to ensure that all countries have equal opportunities, follow equitable rules and enjoy equal rights in international economic and development cooperation.

"We should make poverty eradication and development promotion the core of our efforts, and respect the paths of development freely chosen by various countries," he said. "The post-2015 Development Agenda process and the Conference on Financing for Development offer important opportunities in this respect."

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN. At the same time, the UN is going to adopt a post-2015 development agenda to replace its Millennium Development Goals, which were set 15 years ago and will expire this year.

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 13-16, 2015, and is expected to result in an inter-governmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should contribute to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.